The Resurgent Role of Legal History

in Modern Judicial Decisionmaking

Unit 8

Required Reading

Optional Reading

Class Objectives

 

U.S. Const., Amend. VI (right to trial by jury)

Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U.S. 466 (2000) & hyperlinked historical sources

Blakely v. Washington, 542 U.S. 296 (2004) & hyperlinked historical sources

 

Akhil Reed Amar, The Bill of Rights, ch. 5 (1998)

Southern Union Co. v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 2344 (2012) (surveying common law history of criminal juries)

 

Review primary and secondary historical sources recognizing the right to trial by jury

Listen to  oral arguments in Apprendi v. New Jersey

View snippet of 12 Angry Men

 

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